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Farm drainage tutorial Thursday

Published 12:38pm Sunday, June 10, 2012

Those who are curious about the importance of proper drainage and how to install structures can find out this Thursday.

A field day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 14, southwest of Grand Meadow, which will feature information on how water control structures work. The event — hosted by Mower Soil and Water Conservation District, The Nature Conservancy and Minnesota Department of Agriculture — will include a demonstration on how the structures function, their purpose and a live demonstration of installation by Boe Brothers Tiling.

From 2009 to 2012, several conservation drainage practices have been installed on a local family farm with guidance from the MDA and Mower SWCD. These projects are working demonstrations of how the practices can fit the landscape.

The event is in Clayton Township, Section 9, northeast quadrant.

For more information, contact Cody Fox at 507-434-2603 or 507-276-8475.

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